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    City celebrates BSO-Leipzig alliance

    Michael Blanchard

    Mayor Marty Walsh hosted a signing ceremony at City Hall to officially launch the five-year alliance between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Germany, under the leadership of BSO music director Andris Nelsons. Pictured at the ceremony Friday are (clockwise from top left) John Barros, Boston’s chief of economic development; Timothy Eydelnant, US Consul General for Leipzig; Walsh; Dr. Ralf Horlemann, German Consul General in Boston; Dr. Gabriele Goldfuss, international affairs officer for the city of Leipzig; Dr. Skadi Jennicke, Leipzig’s deputy mayor for cultural affairs; Mark Volpe, BSO managing director; Andreas Schulz, Gewandhaus general director; and Julie Burros, Boston’s chief of arts and culture.

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    Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at mddie.kilgannon@globe.com.